Handblocks

Category: Sense of Place

 

Photo and caption by Stephanie Bower

The village of Sanganer is known as the birthplace of Indian handblock fabrics. We ventured to this town, but it was not easy to find people working. Our driver stumbled upon one workshop where we were led into a house, up dark stairs, to a workroom with 3 men busily stamping long stretches of fabric on long wooden tables. There was almost no light in the room, only a bit of sun coming in through 2 small windows. Under the tables were boxes of hand carved wooden blocks used for printing. I bent down, snapped this shot with just the faint light spilling over the intricate carvings.

Location: Sanganer, Rajasthan, India

 

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